Ponniyin Selvan: Prakash Raj replaces Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai’s character details out!

Ponniyin Selvan has been Mani Ratnam's ambition for a decade, and it will finally be realised on the big screen next year.

Ponniyin Selvan, Mani Ratnam’s forthcoming magnum opus, is one of the most anticipated films of the year. The film will be released in two parts due to its big star cast. Mani Ratnam and his team have been tight-lipped about the film’s details in order to avoid any leaks.

However, a list of the film’s cast has just been released and circulated on social media. The list includes the names of the characters, as well as the names of the actors who play them. Amitabh Bachchan was requested to play a character named Sundara Chozhar, according to the list. He was eventually replaced by Prakash Raj.

It is well known that Aishwarya Rai plays a significant role in the film. However, according to the cast list, she would play Nandhini/Mandhakini, an adversary.

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Chiyaan Vikram is Aditya Karikalan, Jayaram Ravi is Arulmozhi Varman, Karthi is Vandhiuathevan, Trisha is Kundhavi, Asihwariya Lekshmi is Poonguzhali, Sobhita is Vaanathi, Sarath Kumar is Periya Paluvetarayar, Parthiban is Chinna Paluvetarayar, Lal is Malayamaan, Jayaram is Azhwarkadiyan Nambi, Prabhu is Anirudha Bhramarayar. Kishore as Ravidhasan, and Riyaz Khan as Soman Sambavan seem to also play the roles of antagonists.

Ponniyin Selvan has been Mani Ratnam’s ambition for a decade, and it will finally be realised on the big screen next year. The film features an all-star cast from all over the country. According to reports, the team is currently shooting the film in Puducherry, followed by a lengthy schedule in Hyderabad. Arulmozhi Varman and the Chola dynasty are the subjects of Ponniyin Selvan.

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